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Wilocity to roll multigigabit tech

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:WiGig? 802.11ad? data transfer?

Wilocity Inc. has announced that by mid-2012, it will release what it claims as the world's first multigigabit wireless system that is based on the newly completed and ratified WiGig 60GHz standard. Wilocity is a developer of 60GHz multigigabit wireless chipset for mobile computing, consumer electronics and peripheral markets. The company is also one of the proponents of the 802.11ad standard or WiGig. The standard is being pushed by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.

"The market for ultra high-speed communications in the home, office and mobile settings is set to expand rapidly," said Mark Hung, research director of wireless at market research firm Gartner Inc. "As consumers and knowledge workers increasingly demand faster wireless networking for applications such as data backup and video transmission, there is a significant untapped opportunity for the computer industry to apply innovation and new technologies to address this digital onslaught," Hung said.

Wilocity CEO, Tal Tamir said, "WiGig/802.11ad continues to build momentum as the next WiFi wave, bringing unbounded capacity to any mobile platform." "We are leading the charge in totally eliminating the need for cords and connectors, enabling virtually any mobile devicesuch as a tablet, notebook, Ultrabook or smartphoneto act as a hub for high-speed connectivity and data transfer," Tamir added.

According to the company, its technology will enable users to connect at whatever band that is offering the best available performance while delivering multigigabit data rates at 60GHz and at the same time maintaining compatibility with other exisiting WiFi products in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands.

Using Wilocity's WiGig/802.11ad solutions, users will be able to change the way they interact with their computing devices. Task that used to take minutes or hours can now be done in seconds or minutes, such as:
???Transferring ,1000 photos between notebooks in 5 seconds (versus ~1.5 minutes with 802.11n) ;
???Downloading a single 1080p movie to a tablet in 3 minutes (versus ~1 hour with 802.11n) ; and
???Uploading a 2 minute HD clip from a camcorder in 3 seconds (versus ~1 minute with 802.11n) .

Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia are also members of the WiGig Alliance that is working with the IEEE to standardize 802.11ad. The standard promises to transmit data at up to 7Gb/s over short distances in the 60GHz band.

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